Was it not fear that had made his nerves so rocklike as he faced that crowd and made his get-away?
Terrible jarrin' to the nerves when folks come in and call on a sick man.
The man had no fear, he had no nerves; he was a machine, and death was his business.
His nerves had ceased their jangling under the tautening of necessity.
But after a week or two her nerves were stretched taut as a string.
As we should say to-day, he was too emotional, and lived on his nerves.
At the hospital they said his nerves were iron; there was no let-down after the day's work.
The word grated upon my nerves, I had been so glad to forget.
Is it possible that I once rode frisky colts bareback and had no nerves!
I steadied my nerves with a tiny glass of Curaoa, and looked again.